Waikato & Waitomo Regional Information

Tall, whitestone bluffs; green rolling farmland; deep, dark caves full of glow-worms; sought-after surf beaches - the Waikato and Waitomo regions' topography is one of the most diverse in the country.

Catch your breath and a wave at one of New Zealand's premier surf spots, Raglan. Stare in awe at the star-like surreal surrounds of a glow-worm cave as the little luminous beetles light up the cavern walls.

Take in the sites and sounds of New Zealand's largest inland city, Hamilton. Starting out as a hub for the farming industry, Hamilton is home to a world-class university, amazing botanical gardens, as well as a plethora of mouthwatering eateries. more

Waikato & Waitomo Feature

Waitomo Caves Glow Worms

Waitomo Caves

Fashioned over millennia by tiny mineral-laden droplets of water, the Waitomo Caves present a spectacular insight to the labyrinths of caves and tunnels that lay beneath the land. more


Exploring the Waitomo Caves
To some, Waitomo's main attraction is the maze of caves. Dark, wet and cool, the caves offer a unique experience to those who would otherwise never venture underground. Others find the beetle-like glow-worms' luminescence uniquely beautiful.
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Waikato River
Waikato River
Winding its way through the region with the same name, the Waikato River followings a meandering route to the sea from its source in Lake Taupo. A food source for much wildlife, the river also provides water to New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.
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Devonport to Leigh
Great Kiwi Road Trips
Road trips are as much about the personality of the road as they are the people travelling them. Follow your adventuresome spirit into the sunset. Lifes a journey...take the scenic route.
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The Mighty Waikato River

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